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by mikebuggy
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Spinlock Deck Organiser
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Spinlock Deck Organiser

The deck organiser fit-out often differs from boat to boat depending on various owners later modifications. The same organisers are used on all the Dubois Westerlys, not just the Corsair. Many boats don't have the double stack, and just bring any extra lines back by other means. The organisers can b...
by mikebuggy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: What battery for engine starting?
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: What battery for engine starting?

Well, the batteries do have little screw cap thingies.....?
The liquid has magically stayed in for 50,000 odd miles include several transatlantics and many gales.....I must be doing soemthing wrong!
by mikebuggy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: What battery for engine starting?
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: What battery for engine starting?

I know I'll probably be cast into outer darkness by other responders for what I'm going to say. Ive always used on every boat, for every purpose, the same batteries. Good old fashioned straightforward liquid filled black lead acid batteries. I use them for everything from leisure and domestic use to...
by mikebuggy
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...
Replies: 15
Views: 3295

Re: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...

It sounds like a very thorough and comprehensive scheme, but also seems quite elaborate and complicated. Most boatyard shipwrights just rake out any unsound material, clean back and prime all the surfaces and apply sikaflex straight to the seam. If done properly it lasts well.
by mikebuggy
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Windows
Replies: 1
Views: 896

Re: Windows

Having done a few of these trips, I can offer a little advice. Communications and the ability to regularly get and download reliable long distance weather forecasts are essential. You may need to set up something in advance for this, for example an account to allow download of gribfiles via satellit...
by mikebuggy
Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...
Replies: 15
Views: 3295

Re: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...

Hi. Are you certain that you have sea water actually entering at that particular stud? If still afloat, It may be possible to make a little cofferdam around it (using any form of handy gunge), dry the area around the stud, and see if it fills back up again inside the little cofferdam. It is not unus...
by mikebuggy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Boom attachment
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Centaur Boom attachment

I'm afraid thats a bit of a made up system there. A rigging toggle (bottom part of a rigging bottle screw) has been used as a goose neck bolt. A proper gooseneck bolt is smooth (unthreaded) where it travels through the moving parts and only has threads at the lower end. If the correct fittings are u...
by mikebuggy
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Swage Stud sizes for my Westerly Cirrus
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Swage Stud sizes for my Westerly Cirrus

Not sure why you would want to re-use old studs and rigging fittings? S/S Rigging hardware fails as frequently as, if not more frequently than, the wires themselves and should really be changed with every major re-rig of standing rigging. Not as frequently perhaps as the much hyped 10 years but cert...
by mikebuggy
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Westerly Conway 36 new standing rigging
Replies: 6
Views: 1746

Re: Westerly Conway 36 new standing rigging

Ill second that. Paul Cochrane at XW Rigging should have all the measurements for both standing and running rigging. He will also give you a quote for doing the job if you are anywhere near the Solent area.
by mikebuggy
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: transmission control problem
Replies: 1
Views: 777

Re: transmission control problem

Presumably with that gearbox, the engine is either a Nanni, Yanmar, or Beta? May be worth ringing Beta who are very helpful (or equivalent local Nanni or Yanmar agents). How old is your Morse control lever?. Wear in, or poor adjustment of, this unit is a very common source of this symptom. I've gone...
by mikebuggy
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Cracked bow fitting weld
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Cracked bow fitting weld

I had exactly the same on my Oceanranger. No problem to take the bow fitting off. I took mine off with the mast still up. The welding was done locally and fairly economically. I had all three uprights re-done. I also had a triangle made of heavy thick alloy to match the bolt holes and placed inside ...
by mikebuggy
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Oceanlord cutlass bearing
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Re: Oceanlord cutlass bearing

The procedure is the same for every production boat with a P bracket and cutless bearing. Nothing special about the Oceanlord or Westerlys. I've done a few including my own Oceanranger's twice. The Cutless bearing itself is a standard off the shelf item. They come in a wide range of inner and outer ...
by mikebuggy
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: how much antifoul for a Corsair II
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: how much antifoul for a Corsair II

I'll second that. I've got an Oceanranger on the South coast. 3 litres is just too little for a good coating. With 5 litres I get a very good coating, but with a little bit left over. So there you are!!!
by mikebuggy
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: head toilet
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Re: head toilet

You don't say what make of heads. Most boats will have had 2 or 3 changes of heads by now. They are just ordinary over the counter items from yacht chandlers, so there are many different makes out there. You can buy a complete small bum Jabsco for about £90 and a big bum Jabsco for about £120. For...
by mikebuggy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Folding bicycles
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Folding bicycles

The less steel the better. Alloy frames and wheels. Stainless spokes. Alloy clips and fittings. The lightest weight you can afford for easier cycling and stowage. Weight is almost inversely proportional to price, so if you want cheap you may end up with heavy and slow! Also look for the largest fron...